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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

Chef Mario Batali - Big Red Dead Head

Ok....GO!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 30, 2009 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

You all forgot about me so soon!!!

Please pardon my redundancy...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

Bill Walton
The guy that was head of British Foreign Intelligence (help, wordsmith).
Patrick Leahy (well....kind of...)
Walter Dellinger (former Solicitor General under Clinton)
Anne Coulter (yikes!)
Roger Water's son

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 29, 2009 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

Hey El Diablo Azul - you're thinking of Alex Allan, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in the UK and operator of the excellent Grateful Dead Lyric and Song Finder website.

http://www.whitegum.com/intro.htm

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Poster: daliguana Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

lets not forget Joseph Campbell - while maybe not a 'deadhead' he did attend at least one show - "The Deadheads are doing the dance of life and this I would say , is the answer to the atom bomb."
" I had a marvelous experience two nights ago. I was invited to a rock concert. ( laughter in the audience) I'd never seen one. This was a big hall in Berkeley and the rock group were the Grateful Dead, whose name, by the way, is from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. And these are very sophisticated boys. This was news to me.

Rock Music has never seemed that interesting to me. It's very simple and the beat is the same old thing. But when you see a room with 8000 young people for five hours going through it to the beat of these boys ... The genius of these musicians- these three guitars and two wild drummers in the back... The central guitar, Bob Weir, just controls this crowd and when you see 8000 kids all going up in the air together... Listen, this is powerful stuff ! And what is it ? The first thing I thought of was the Dionysian festivals, of course. This energy and these terrific instruments with electric things that zoom in... This is more than music. It turns something on in here (the heart?). And what it turns on is life energy. This is Dionysus talking through these kids. Now I' ve seen similar manifestations, but nothing as innocent as what I saw with this bunch. This was sheer innocence. And when the great beam of light would go over the crowd you' d see these marvelous young faces in sheer rapture- for five hours ! Packed together like sardines! Eight thousand of them ! Then there was an opening in the back with a series of panel windows and you look out and there's a whole bunch in another hall, dancing crazy. This is a wonderful fervent loss of self in the larger self of a homogeneous community. This is what it is all about !

It reminded me of Russian Easter. Down in New York we have a big Russian Cathedral. You go there on Russian Easter at midnight and you hear Kristos anesti ! Christ is Risen ! Christ is Risen ! It's almost as good as a rock concert. (laughter) It has the same kind of life feel. When I was in Mexico City at the Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadeloupe, there it was again. In India, in Puri, at the temple of the Jagannath- that means the lord of the Moving World- the same damn thing again. It doesn't matter what the name of the God is, or whether its a rock group or a clergy. It's somehow hitting that chord of realization of the unity of God in you all, that's a terrific thing and it just blows the rest away."

more at: http://www.sirbacon.org/joseph_campbell.htm

and, of course, Jay Blakesberg is there, too!
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Poster: spacedface Date: Apr 29, 2009 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

The Campbell, J. Weir, and panel discussion with Jerry & Mickey and the German lady should be available for trade on etree or somewhere.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

How many members of Bohemian Grove do we need to add to this list?

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 29, 2009 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

Bohemian Grover?

A little furry blue monster wearing a beret and tie-die?

I had no idea that Grover was a head. I thought I was just hallucinating.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

Bohemian Grove; slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yJBhzMWJCc

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:38am
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"The central guitar, Bob Weir, just controls this crowd and when you see 8000 kids all going up in the air together... Listen, this is powerful stuff !"

ha! his one show, not even knowing which one was Jerry, he got the rest right

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

Jezz, I don't know. I seems to me that he zeroed right in on Bob's role in the music - holding it all together in the middle. I once said to a friend 'it's sometimes really hard to find Bob in all that Grateful Dead music,' and she answered 'that's because Bob is the music."

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Poster: daliguana Date: Apr 29, 2009 11:58am
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that's my take on it as well - Bobby knows when to accentuate at just the right moment to get you jumpin'

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 29, 2009 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

nicely put - and i certainly agree with how that was phrased. always love listening to what bobby is doing - jerry was often like a surfer on a wave (and i mean that complimentary)

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Apr 29, 2009 12:29pm
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Absolutely. It wouldn't sound anywhere near the same without Weir in there.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 29, 2009 11:56am
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He did say central not lead. Not to get into another dreaded Weir debate BUT I don't care what anyone says - Jerry and Phil ( especially Jerry playing without a traditional bassist ) would have never had the freedom to do what they had without all the crazy stuff Weir provided in the middle. It just wouldn't have sounded right.

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 29, 2009 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

I dunno if I agree with that. I know your a big fan of JGB and John kahn so I find your position rather startling. I think Bob was an important part of the grateful dead sound- and without him it just wouldn't have been the same-but, I think Jerry's playing in JGB was just as good and without Bob he seemed to have a little more freedom to do his own thing.

At times It seems to me Bob actually held Jerry back. When Bob was not on top of his game it really shows that hes not that great a guitarist, and can be rather repetitive. You could say, well Jerry wasn't always on top of his game- but Jerry plays off of Bob not Bob off of Jerry, so when Bob is off it affects Jerry's playing more so than Bob when Jerry was off.

Don't get me wrong I appreciate Bob's contribution to the grateful dead and I wouldn't have it any other way. BUT, at the same time let me just say there are times when I turn to JGB in part to get away from Bob.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 29, 2009 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

Hmmmm ... I find this a very interesting topic, because in some ways I agree with you. I love the JGB, and agree that in many ways Jerry's playing is more free there.

But my point above was that, IMHO, in the context of Grateful Dead music, Weir was the perfect complement to Garcia (and to Lesh). There is no piece of music that I love more than hearing Jerry do Sitting Here In Limbo, for example, but one of the obvious differences between the JGB and the GD was the depth and complexity of the guitar interplay. When they were on - which it turns out really was a lot of the time - Bob was the perfect support guy and enabled Jerry and Phil to sound like the gods they were (are). 1973 and 1981 China Cat Sunflower-I Know You Rider transitions spring to mind as examples.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-09.nak700.glassberg.motb.82373.sbeok.flac24

Bobby catches a lot of deserved heat for being a goofball space-head, and hilarious Rock God, but musically I consider him an ace and nearly ego-free ensemble player. Listen to that 3-09-81 China Cat again! (btw, just in case anyone I thinks I'm trashing him, I must say that one of my favorite things about old Bob is that he somehow manged to be both a Rock God and a Parody of a Rock God, at the same time.)

This is, of course, all wildly subjective and irresponsibly general - and in no way explains 1978 - but do I need to say again that it's all IMHO?

For some Weird reason, this thread has reminded me of Hunter's notes on the deep space Other One on Hundred-Year Hall:

"After awhile only an uninsistent but understood sense of tempo indicates this to be a piece of music in any sense this audience might comprehend. Jerry is considering E. 52nd Street in the '50's while Phil has meandered down to Basin Street. Bobby is pasting decal ducks on the blue tiled wall of a shower." Heh-heh ... is that perfect?

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 29, 2009 4:01pm
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I agree with you 100% - Bobby is the center, and almost always made Jerry sound even more amazing.

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Apr 30, 2009 7:26pm
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Steve-O (JackAss) got his stunt job start in the Grateful Dead parking lot. I am not too sure about Perry Farrel but I know Navaro and Perkins of Jane's Addiction have both said they were Deadheads. They mentioned how one night it would be the dead the next night it was Motley Crue.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Apr 30, 2009 8:57pm
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I once read a book of tour stories and such from various types of Deadheads, and one of them was Kim Weiskopf, a producer/writer type from Married with Children.

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Poster: snori Date: Apr 29, 2009 1:08pm
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Roseanne Barr ? Didn't she do something about Jerry in a show ?

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Poster: deadmax Date: Apr 29, 2009 2:36pm
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She named the baby Jerry after Jerry Garcia.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:25am
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the ever entertaining ex-governor or this humble Commonwealth..... Bill Weld


edit - he requested that all state flags be flown at half-mast in honor of Jerry's passing, but that didnt seem to go over too well with our staunchy House and Senate (ass clowns)

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:45am
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Although referred to parenthetically, the ass clowns would be yours too. Some might refer to them, being representatives of the people, as "Mass Clowns." You know like "Mass Holes."



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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Apr 29, 2009 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Famous Deadheads...let's make a list...I'll Start

I always liked the guy on the TV show Nash Bridges who used to always wear a Grateful Dead arm band on the show. Must have been a few Deadheads involved with that show. One of the characters was even named "Cassidy", daughter of "Nash Bridges" on the show. Phil Lesh even had a cameo on the show.
Other Deadheads would probably include Buddy Miller who taped several shows on two track during the last Grateful Dead Fillmore East run and leaked them out to the trading community years ago.

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Apr 29, 2009 7:46pm
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Phil Lesh & Friends in the episode called "Cat Fight". Phil even gets to act in one scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kahyLqSqSUQ

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Apr 29, 2009 7:53pm
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Thanks! I have not seen that one in years.. P&F sounded great on that episode.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 30, 2009 6:35am
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That is great - I never saw that before. Features one of my favorite tunes too.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 29, 2009 7:41pm
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"I always liked the guy on the TV show Nash Bridges who used to always wear a Grateful Dead arm band on the show."

Jeff Perry as Inspector Harvey Leek: A die-hard Grateful Dead fan

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 29, 2009 3:24pm
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The late, great Buck Owens.

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Apr 30, 2009 4:13am
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Buck was great...he's a god in my house.

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Poster: veblen Date: Apr 30, 2009 10:10am
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the more I listen to buck the more I love the guy.

I have a couple of shows (89 and 93), with setlists like below, that are GREAT and stay in rotation but would love to find some early don rich shows....that was one good band...

01. Act Naturally
02. (Buck)
03. Together Again
04. Loves Gonna Live Here
05. Cryin' Time
06. (Buck)
07. (Buck) / Under Your Spell
08. Tall Dark Stranger
09. Second Fiddle
10. Tiger By The Tail
11. Hot Dog
12. Truck Drivin' Dan
13. Sam's Place
14. Playboy
15. I Was There
16. Above and Beyond
17. Folsom Prison Blues
18. Kaw-Liga
19. Play That Funky Music...(!)
20. Wild Rose
21. Streets of Bakersfield
22. Johnny B Goode

my heart skips a beat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkNsqdGm0wo&;feature=related

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 30, 2009 3:58pm
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"I got the HONGRIES for your love, and I'm waitin' in your welfare line..."

Oops! sorry 'bout that! ;)

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Poster: veblen Date: Apr 30, 2009 4:05pm
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no worries...

I've got everything I need to drive me crazy
I've got everything it takes to lose my mind
And in here the atmosphere's just right for heartaches
Thanks to you I'm always here till closing time.

And I've got swinging doors a jukebox and a barstool
And my new home has a flashing neon sign
Stop by and see me anytime you want to
'Cause I'm always here at home till closing time...

Buck was such a class act and it really comes out in listening to his shows...

"as you can tell I am horse this eve but I am going to sing until I can't sing no more and then I will just play my guitar...as you see me walking out...no, I wouldn't do that to you."

"I am going to do everything I can to make you go home smiling tonight."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 30, 2009 4:20pm
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It's a shame most people associate him with Hee Haw and don't get into the MUSIC. It's deep stuff.

Jer loved it.

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Poster: veblen Date: Apr 30, 2009 4:56pm
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so very true...he and mr clark have both been tainted by it...they both are extremely talented musicians though I am sure their bank accounts were much better off with the show...

I didn't go searching today but there are a couple of youtube videos with a young buck and chet atkins that just make you shake your head at the pickin' and grinnin' between the two...I was so impressed with buck's playing with chet...he was quite the picker in his youth though it seems he went more in the direction of the signing and rhythm playing as time went on...

Dwight Yokam deserves a lot of credit getting Buck out and playing again since don rich's death and other things had he him down but fortunately not out...

you gotta love that bakersfield sound...

did you have to mention hee-haw I will be thinking about the multiple sets of twins and other oddities all evening long...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 30, 2009 5:07pm
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I still sing this all the time:

Gloom, despair and agony on me-e!
Deep dark depression, excessive misery-y!
If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all!
Gloom, despair and agony on me-e-e!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt1fBjCm49g




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Poster: veblen Date: Apr 30, 2009 5:27pm
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thanks, I haven't seen that in a long time, but like you I find myself singing it at times...

damn, I am listening to this 89 San Francisco show that I have for the third time today. my heart is just skipping a beat all over the place again...

funny, my high school friends worked in a country station that allowed for great tunes, a nice window view of the main drag along with being a perfect partying spot, so I spent a lot of time there. though the station sold itself as new country when I was around it was just hank, buck, johnny, merl, willie, waylon, patsy, loretta, etc., etc....a great learning experience to say the very least...

we also pushed the country rock envelope with neil, new riders, the dead, eagles, birds, etc., etc....

those guys got into so much trouble with the listeners and the program management about only playing old country and folk and not any of the new overly produced and poorly written nashville sounds of the time (late 70's, but I don't think nashville has changed much...)

though it all hit a head when we tried to play zep's "in through the outdoor" based on "hot dog" being given a bullet on the country charts...the program manager rushed into the studio trying to rip the record off of the turntable until I showed him the billboard bullet by "hot dog"...

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 30, 2009 6:34pm
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Love it! At least Hee Haw got the name of Buck Owens out there, so that people could then find out for themselves what he was REALLY about if they dug a little...

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 1, 2009 9:22pm
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Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?

http://mog.com/uncle_creepy/blog/133546

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 1, 2009 9:27pm
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that's "freakin'" great - who says he wasn't listening to the gilded palace of sin. influenced by the influenced. thanks.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 30, 2009 9:29am
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Mine too! And I remembered an interview from years back where he had mentioned that Workingman's was one of his favorite albums... Buck was the coolness...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 30, 2009 9:58am
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...but he wouldn't be shit without DON RICH.

I love me some BUCK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP2oT7F6DSo

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 29, 2009 11:25am
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Phil Jackson

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Poster: TheProdigalSon Date: Apr 29, 2009 11:29am
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Bill Walton

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Apr 29, 2009 11:33am
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edward norton

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Apr 29, 2009 11:39am
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Dr. Johnny Fever

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 29, 2009 12:20pm
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Not Rip Tide though...

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Apr 29, 2009 12:40pm
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"Johnny, Johnny, Johnny...no one dances to the Grateful Dead anymore..."



Graham Chase (the dad in My So Called Life)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 29, 2009 1:38pm
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I remember that show from WKRP vividly. "you love the grateful dead, I love the grateful dead. Let's all sit around and get mellow sometime and listen to them. But not on my dance show"

I seem to remember that Howard hesseman hated that whole episode and thought the show jumped the shark

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 29, 2009 2:20pm
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hey Lobster here's an intersting tidbit. Hessmen used to live in SF and dated janis for a time.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 29, 2009 3:01pm
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Really? That is interesting. I will always have a soft spot for WKRP. Great showed ruined by CBS moving time slots and days. I guess we were lucky to get 4 years out of it. Today's execs would have canceled the show after only a few episodes.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 29, 2009 3:27pm
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I read it in a book called Summer of Love by Joel Selvin. even Garcia gives the book a nod as accurate.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:12am
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Tipper Gore [sigh]

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:32am
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former SNL writer and future Senator of Minnesota ( when will Republicans stop being hypocrites? )

Al Franken

also - the Kennedy kids were fans and were even somehow connected to Barlow as they would go to his ranch.

Apparently Whoopi Goldberg too, " I just love me some Dead" she said, who knew?

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Poster: Edsel Date: Apr 29, 2009 12:37pm
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Gee, I don't know, probably around the same time Democrats stop being hypocrites.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 29, 2009 1:05pm
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I was waiting for one of you guys to chime in. So what you are saying is that Gore should have never conceded and given up his right to a recount and the Supreme court should have never decided the election in favor of who the majority of the court wanted? Is that what you're saying? Are you saying you weren't one of the oh so funny ones ranting " soreloserman soreloserman" is that what you're saying?

Or are you a teabagger who wants to secede WITH federal money?

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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 29, 2009 1:11pm
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I think what he was saying is that the dems were the ones who said to slow down and make sure all the votes are counted. Now that the shoe is on the other foot it's now time to stop dragging this out and call it. That's what Harry Reid said a few months back. They are the ones being hypocrites in this case.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 29, 2009 2:01pm
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dude - it's been allmost HALF a flippin year. They haven't been the one who obstructed anything. Coleman is the one floppin all over the place - count these, oh wait they're not in my favor don't count them. They've recounted. That's what the Dems wanted then and didn't fight this time. THAT's where you see the hypocrisy? Man you oughta maybe mix it up once and awhile and listen to something other than am talk radio and Fox.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 29, 2009 2:16pm
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Did you get those talking points from Olbermann or Matthews? I dont watch fox news or listen to talk radio, I'm just calling it like I see it. Early in the recount process the Dems were using the same tactics the republicans were in the 2000 election. I think they got an old playbook from Specter.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 29, 2009 2:43pm
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Neither. I'm not a particular fan of Matthews but I have to say I do love Keith.

I haven't seen a whole lot of anything to suggest that Franken or the Dems were being more unreasonable than the other side, quite the contrary. Just calling it the way I see it as well.

http://www.factcheck.org/elections/mining_the_minnesota_recount.html

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Poster: Edsel Date: Apr 29, 2009 1:13pm
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I'm saying that both parties are hypocrites, nothing more. You seem to be the one ranting.
Try to relax.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 30, 2009 6:26am
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I whole heartedly agree

If they did not lie they would not be politicians as they would never get elected

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 29, 2009 2:00pm
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I can't relax just yet, still supposed to be working.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 29, 2009 1:15pm
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you go, boy!

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Apr 29, 2009 11:06am
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How bout Walter Cronkite?

http://tinyurl.com/cdarhc

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Poster: The Other One The Middle One Date: Apr 30, 2009 11:09am
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Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

He was hosting a one-off show on Sirius where he would play some tunes, tell some stories, play some tunes...
He said that after he got out of the Navy (I think, he was a SEAL,) a friend got him some work doing concert security. Said he loved when the Grateful Dead came to town: the deadheads were easily the most cooperative and peaceful fans.

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Poster: buck78 Date: Apr 29, 2009 8:09pm
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Here's an interesting footnote. I once read an interview with Bill Walton in which he discussed taking some of his Celtics teamates, including Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, to a Dead show. Walton saw the Dead as an example of getting the most out of teamwork, and wanted to show his fellow Celts that the Dead weren't exactly what the public made them out to be. I would hate to have seats behind those guys.

Just wondering, I don't watch the NBA anymore, but does Walton still throw in his lyric quotes during games such as "if the thunder don't getcha, than the lightning will"?

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 30, 2009 8:44am
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Part of that story about taking the Celtics to a show is that Danny Ainge wanted to go but his wife wouldn't let him (they're both Mormons and apparently she was terrified of him getting a whiff of something second-hand!)

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Poster: pequastogy Date: Apr 30, 2009 8:12am
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Bill Walton was one of up and coming lead NBA analysts a few years ago and he constantly made refrence to the dead. On one radio spot, every other sentence was dead lyric explaining the nuances of basketball. The next day or two in the newspaper I read where old Bill got a serious reprimand from the higher ups. They told him to STOP!! He's been muted since or he wouldn't have a job. I just think they should've put him on a different frequency so we all could've tuned in and enjoyed the game more.

One more famous head:ME!! (At least in my own mind and certainly not my wife's)

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Apr 30, 2009 8:30am
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http://www.thesportsrag.com/008_Bill_Walton.html
(thanx to Cliff for posting this link last summer)

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Poster: pequastogy Date: Apr 30, 2009 9:08am
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Awesome. Thank you made my work day a little lighter.

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Poster: DEADears Date: Apr 29, 2009 10:06pm
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Bill hasn't been working games for a while. He had back surgery last year and has not made it back to the broadcasters booth.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Apr 30, 2009 8:12am
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He used to call into Mike and Mike in the Moring on ESPN Radio and go off on these soliloquies that were borderline rantings of a lunatic mind... but they were nonetheless entertaining, and always included some reference to either the Dead or the cosmos, etc.

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Poster: angular Date: Apr 30, 2009 4:32am
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I saw him about half a year ago as a commentator on ESPN or other sports station. Yes, he did make a reference to the Mars Hotel. My wife and I almost fell out of our chairs laughing.

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Poster: JC Edwards Date: Apr 30, 2009 7:30am
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Sly Stallone.....remember him attending the L.A. Coliseum show back in '91.

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Poster: JC Edwards Date: Apr 30, 2009 7:36am
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Almost forgot.........Tommy Chong! :-)

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Poster: Northbound Train71 Date: Apr 30, 2009 11:02am
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Phil Jackson ~ maybe greatest NBA Coach of all time
Bill Walton ~ one of the best NBA players of all time
Dave Windfield ~ great MLB player

Many More...

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Poster: Northbound Train71 Date: Apr 30, 2009 11:04am
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Pete Carroll ~ USC Football Coach
Nancy Pelosi ~ had the band play following her swearing in party
Patrick Leahy ~ Democrat
Al Gore
Jim Isray ~ Owner of Indianapolis Colts


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Poster: China-Rider Date: Apr 29, 2009 3:34pm
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Bobby Brady

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 29, 2009 3:46pm
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Bob Dylan (do other musicians count?...if so, also:)

Elvis Costello, Suzanne Vega, Margot Timmins (Cowboy Junkies).

Others: Dan Aykroyd, (the late) John Belushi, Lorraine Newman, Bill Murray, Tom Davis (hell, just about every original SNL cast member)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 29, 2009 4:42pm
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PATTI SMITH
Joe Strummer (said GD at Bickersham, and Beefheart, were highlights)
Lee Renaldo (Sonic Youth)
Larry Lalonde (Primus guitarist; was at JGB at Squaw w/ him - big fan of Jer)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 30, 2009 8:48am
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speaking of Bickersham, wasn't that supposed to be out on DVD? Did it ever make it or is it on the shelf like Last Days of Fillmore?

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 29, 2009 3:52pm
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jay-z

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 29, 2009 5:47pm
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I love that "mash up" of Jay-Z with the Dead. Cracks me up - and it's good.

Anyone remember the Pop-O-Pies?

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 30, 2009 8:52am
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"Too close to New New New New New ... Jersey"

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 30, 2009 9:11am
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EXACTLY!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: May 1, 2009 7:27am
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Wasn't it like one guy who had a bunch of other people with him at various times and all they ever played was Truckin with a bunch of different words? Thought no one notice in the bars they played.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 1, 2009 8:16am
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at first - and then some of the guys with faith no more got involved as time went on. Jerry thought it was a blast - first time I ever heard it was between sets at a show. Here's some "faqs":

http://www.pop-o-pie.com/faqs/faqs.htm

[link has pic of Jer giving his approval]

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 30, 2009 5:30pm
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You all forgot about me so soon!!!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 29, 2009 4:06pm
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Perry Farrell! If you can believe the "Deadicated" liner notes. And if you've never heard Jane's Addiction's stunning car wreck of a mash-up between Ripple and The Other One from that record, you really should. I like some of the other cuts on that record, but this is probably the one that can really be considered capital A Art.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 29, 2009 5:40pm
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guess we'll just have to agree to disgree....

IMHO, the J'sA "Ripple" all but ruined a very enjoyable record and totally trashed one of the best songs ever written

sorta thought Lyle's FOTD was one highlight

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 29, 2009 9:34pm
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That is funny ... different tastes ...

For me, it was Midnight Oil, and Henry Rollins' unbelievably cynical take on Franklin's Tower, that just about killed that record (and I kinda like Henry Rollins). I love Lyle's FOTD, too, and Warren Z. and David Lindley's Casey Jones. Also, the Cowboy Junkies one and Suzanne Vega's two, too.

I'm not a Perry Farrell fan, but I do love that cut. I feel like he at least tried to create something new, something that brought together two wildly different aspects of the GD in one cut. He grafted the vocal melody of Ripple onto a pretty raunchy Other One rave-up, and at least to my old damaged ears, surprisingly, pulled it off. He obviously spent some time thinking about it ... where Midnight Oil admitted that they spent about an hour learning Wharf Rat before recording it, and the cut sounds just exactly like what you would expect from that.

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 2, 2009 3:46pm
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we agree on the Midnight Oil cut. J'sA musicality and inventiveness wasn't in question, I hold Ripple in such regard that any tampering borders on sacrilege.

I'll have to revisit the Rollins...it isn't captured in the memory as either good nor bad

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Apr 29, 2009 1:08pm
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Hunter S. Thompson

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Poster: waynecs Date: Apr 30, 2009 10:54am
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How about direwolf0701?Oh wait...he's INfamous,nevermind.